Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (Oil and Gas Field Development Engineering)

Yuetian Liu

Personal Profile

College of Petroleum Engineering


Professor & PhD supervisor

Oil and Gas Field Development Engineering

Research Areas

(1) Seepage mechanics and reservoir engineering. Study the mechanism and development law of reservoir seepage, improve reservoir modeling and reservoir engineering methods, improve reservoir dynamic analysis, residual oil research and development adjustment design level, and improve oilfield development effect. It has formed the characteristic technologies of geological development integrated reservoir description, residual oil research and development adjustment. (2) Reservoir simulation and artificial intelligence. Combining reservoir numerical simulation, reservoir physics simulation and reservoir intelligent engineering, reservoir development process and seepage law are studied, and various methods verify and complement each other, providing more reliable short-, medium- and long-term technical support for oil and gas field development. It has formed special technologies such as large-scale heterogeneous reservoir model making and physical simulation, low-cost and high-speed fine numerical simulation of large-scale reservoirs, reservoir capacity prediction and dynamic analysis based on big data and artificial intelligence.

Research Projects

[1] Research on key technologies for improving the development effect of water flooding in typical carbonate reservoirs in the Middle East, a major sub-project of national oil and gas, and the person in charge.
[2] Research on Capacity Forecasting Method of Tight Oil Reservoir, National 973 Project, Principal Investigator.
[3] Research on seepage mechanism and theory of anisotropic fractured shale reservoirs, National Natural Science Foundation of China, principal investigator.
[4] Consideration of stress-sensitive shale oil seepage model study, Sinopec Shengli Oilfield Company, project leader.
[5] Research on the characterization and evolution of forces in the ultra-high aquifer period, PetroChina Exploration and Development Research Institute, Project Leader.
[6] Volcanic rock reservoir quality evaluation and study on seepage law, Xinjiang Oilfield Company, project leader.
[7] Suitable well type and development method to improve recovery technology of complex structure well in Qianshan fractured reservoir, Liaohe Oilfield Company, project leader.
[8] Shen 625 Qianshan Air Injection Development Plan Research, Liaohe Oilfield Company, Project Leader.
[9] Experimental study on the development of seepage flow mechanism in heavy oil reservoirs with low permeability matrix cracks, CNOOC Research Institute, project leader.
[10] Research on the Development System Evaluation Model of Water-flooded Reservoir Based on Flow Field Adaptability, Sinopec Shengli Oilfield Company, Project Leader.


[1] Yuetian Liu*, Zupeng Ding, Kun Ao, Yong Zhang, Jun Wei。Manufacturing Method of Large-Scale Fractured Porous Media for Experimental Reservoir Simulation. SPE Journal, 2013, 18(6):1081-1091.
[2] Shaohua Gu, Yuetian Liu*, Zhangxin Chen. Numerical Study of Dynamic Fracture Aperture during Production of Pressure-sensitive Reservoirs.International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences. 2014(90):229-239.
[3] Yuetian Liu*, Peng Yu, Zupeng Ding. Research on stress-sensitivity of fractured porous media. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 2018, 171: 879-889.
[4] Peng Yu, Yuetian Liu*, et al. A new fracture permeability model: Influence of surrounding rocks and matrix pressure. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 2020, 193: 107320.
[5] Songqi Li, Yuetian Liu*, Liang Xue et al. An investigation on water flooding performance and pattern of porous carbonate reservoirs with bottom water. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering,2021,Volume 200,ISSN0920-4105.
[6] Rukuan Chai, Yuetian Liu*, Yuting He, et al. Effects and Mechanisms of Acidic Crude Oil-Aqueous Solution Interaction in Low-Salinity Waterflooding [J]. Energy&Fuels, 2021, 35, 12, 9860-9872.